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CMRI offers Robot-assisted surgeries during Covid-19

Kolkata/IBNS: A surgery in the times of Covid-19 may scare people but Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is offering a different surgery experience with the help of robots. 

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death, warns global study

London/IBNS: Patients undergoing surgery after contracting coronavirus are at greatly increased risk of postoperative death, a new global study published in The Lancet reveals. Researchers found that amongst SARS-CoV-2 infected patients who underwent surgery, mortality rates approach those of the sickest patients admitted to intensive care after contracting the virus in the community.

Smokers who quit one month before surgery reap benefits: UN health agency

New York/IBNS: Tobacco smokers who quit at least four weeks before undergoing surgery not only have a lower risk of complications, but also show better results six months later than those who continue, the United Nations health agency  said on Monday.

Young women face unnecessary surgery for suspected appendicitis - study

London/IBNS: Thousands of young women are unnecessarily admitted to UK hospitals and undergo surgery they do not need each year in the NHS, according to a new study.

Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure: Study

London, Mar 19 (IBNS): A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined: Study

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): Around the world 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days after surgery – with half of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals.

Physiotherapy: Who needs it and why?

Physical injuries, diseases, paralysis or other disabilities may leave a person with limited mobility which, at times, can hinder the quality of life. During these instances, people are often prescribed Physiotherapy as a means to regain mobility and aid movement.